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    Yesterday, 08:22 AM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Static: vines in Halloween Props
    Start with an armature (braided wire, some sort of posable tubing), wrap with paper towels coated in house paint. Let dry, drybrush.
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    04-15-2014, 07:44 AM
    Heh, is it a "job" if you're not getting paid? :P Thanks guys!
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    04-14-2014, 08:05 PM
    In October, I served as Production Designer for a film that takes place in a fantasy theme park. Above is the set we built. I put together a little booklet to show what went into making the set pieces and props. Here are a couple pages of it. The rest are on my blog at http://chickenhaunt.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-park-for-princess.html. Hopefully it gives someone some good haunt ideas.
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    04-14-2014, 06:51 PM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Lighting: Setting My House on Fire in Halloween Props
    Love that crashed saucer!
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    04-14-2014, 08:52 AM
    If you can't bake it, don't use sculpey. Use something that self cures or air dries. Apoxie Sculpt, or one of the many air dry clays that Lauriebeast uses would be good choices. Looking forward to following your progress on this.
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    04-13-2014, 02:08 PM
    Nice painting, EE! What I recall hearing was that Anatomical Chart Company had a bad batch of skeletons with buck teeth that they sold cheap as "buckies". The "4th quality" skellies became popular and were eventually made a regular product. There was a time when you could get a really nice home haunter's discount on them, too. I remember hearing people got them for around $50. The earliest mention of "blucky" I can think of is around 2003 (here). I've always thought of it as less of...
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    04-13-2014, 09:03 AM
    Some inspiration from Dave Lowe: http://davelowe.blogspot.com/2007/10/halloween-countdown-7.html
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    04-12-2014, 10:28 AM
    The episode's release has been delayed, but I've posted the transcript of my segment anyway. Here's how I work with Model Magic: http://chickenhaunt.blogspot.com/2014/04/sculpting-with-model-magic.html
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    04-07-2014, 04:58 PM
    I guarantee you it's proprietary and unavailable to the public. If you're looking for high end animatronics control, look at Gilderfluke.
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    04-05-2014, 09:12 AM
    I've done one channel at a time in VSA with a joystick with good results as well. To my knowledge, there isn't really an "on switch" for compliance available on a haunter's budget. You just have to ease in and out of the movements manually, which is basically what it means, to my understanding. Rather than going straight from point A to point B, you program it to start slow, speed up, and slow down again at the end of the move to move more organically.
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    04-05-2014, 08:56 AM
    Thanks guys!
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    04-03-2014, 11:00 AM
    My segment on the newest episode of Fright Radio deals with just this. I'll try to remember to come back with the link in a day or two when it goes live, but just in case I forget, I'll have the transcript of my segment on my blog: http://chickenhaunt.blogspot.com
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    04-03-2014, 10:54 AM
    Thanks Garthgoyle!
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    03-31-2014, 04:50 PM
    Whew, busy past couple of weeks making this come together. Not strictly haunt related, but a fun project I think y'all will appreciate. :jol:
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    03-28-2014, 10:36 AM
    Thanks folks! Hmm...Well mine's still in my garage last I checked. Send me the link if you find it!
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    03-26-2014, 09:32 AM
    Mr_Chicken replied to a thread Static: Public Service Announcement in Halloween Props
    The rats literally ate his skin off. That's terrifying.
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    03-24-2014, 04:08 PM
    Pulsating light up eyes! Ugly greenish skin! Winning smile? I made this guy as a last minute prop last October. He needs a new home now. Comes as head and arm that you can mount however you like, or even make a groundbreaker out of it. The head has a length of wire coming out the neck that's handy for wrapping around things. Asking $85 plus shipping. Email me at chickenhaunt gmail.com
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    03-23-2014, 06:59 PM
    Thanks folks! Yes, I punched it. There's a tutorial on makeup-fx.com If I get good enough at it, perhaps I'll do one, though, as I was taught a bit differently. To my knowledge there's no change in process, just latex will slow you down because it's stiffer than a shore A 10 silicone. I suppose doing silicone on top of latex is possible, but keep in mind that platinum cure silicones won't set up against latex (due to the sulfur content, I believe). But I don't see the point of having...
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    Well, keep us posted..."inquiring minds want to know" and would love to see your goodies (the props I mean, not the ones betwixt your legs). LOL

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    I would be very interested in seeing the mechanics of the granny. I will post pictures of my progress. Thanks
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    Hi Davy,

    Naw, no string attached. Just looking to see what you make and if you were a Propaholic like me.


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    Hi Dav.

    Any prop pics to share with us??

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